Mary R. “Mae” Sorg

Mary R. “Mae” Sorg, 93, of 412 Brusselles Street, St. Marys, died Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.

She was born August 20, 1918, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude Schreiber Hammer.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1937.  She had been employed by the Stackpole Carbon Company in the accounting office until her marriage.

On December 27, 1950, in St. Benedict’s Church in Daguscahonda, she married Francis Xavier “Frank” Sorg, who preceded her in death on December 29, 1979.

She is survived by three sons, Dr. Paulinus Joseph Sorg of Kane, Francix X. Sorg and his wife Vicki of Allentown  and Thaddeus J. Sorg and his wife Angela of St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Sorg of Ashtabula, OH; and seven grandchildren, Evie Boggs, Patrick Sorg, Thomas Sorg, Adrienne Sorg, Rachel Sorg, Jacqueline Sorg and Maggie Sorg.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rembert J. Sorg on December 6, 2003; four sisters, Lucille Harkens, Rita Eberl, Leona Hauber and Grace Mills; and by five brothers, Rev. Paulinus Hammer OSB, Chester Hammer, William Hammer, Edward Hammer and her twin brother, Raymond Hammer.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Sorg was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the Rosary Altar Society, a 50-year member of the C. D. of A., was a Den Mother and active in scouting for many years, and did volunteer work at the Queen of the World Church and Elk County Catholic High School in its early years.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge and crocheting.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Noon with the Rev. Eric Vogt OSB officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

Amy Gross February 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

I am so very sorry for the loss of Mae. She was such a lovely person, and had a great sense of humor. I admired her very much and enjoyed my visits and talks with her. I will truly miss her. She was so proud of her “Boys” and their families and her precious grandchildren. God Bless her and keep her. I was truly blessed to know her.

Gail & George Shturtz February 7, 2012 at 3:46 am

Our deepest sympathy, Joe, to you & your family with the loss of your mother. Sending you a big hug! Take care & God bless you.

Hawk & Linda Thorwart February 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

Dear Joe, Frank, Vicki, Thad, Angie , Mary Lou and families—
So sorry to hear of Mae’s passing – she is now in the loving arms of her husband and son. I will always remember that it was at the Sorg camp I met my husband – memories that seem all the sweeter now.
Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow.
Hawk and Linda

Bonnie Annis February 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

My condolences to your visits to Mary were always pleasant and I looked forward to them. It was my honor to be of service to her. May she rest in peace..and live on in memories.

Gerri & Mike Ireland February 12, 2012 at 6:41 am

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such a nice lady and she lived a very long life but never long enough for those who knew and loved her very much. May GOD have a special place in heaven for her and may you all find comfort in the arms of friends and family at this very difficult time.

Rosie (Sorg) and Steve Quinnan February 12, 2012 at 8:09 am

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, our dear Aunt Mae. She was one of a kind! We’ll always remember that sparkle in her eye and her quick wit. She was so devoted to the family and always willing to lend a hand in the community. There’s so many great memories we all have of her. They’ll be treasured forever. God bless.

Bob and Karen Baker February 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Dear Joe and family,
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy. At our last visit with your Mom, she gave us a crocheted lap blanket. We will cherish it always. Your mother was a wonderful role model for us all. We will keep Mary and your family in our prayers.
Bob and Karen Baker

Ruth Sorg February 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Joe, Frank, Thad and all the family of your dear Mom, Mother-in-law and grandmother,
My condolences on the passing of “Aunt Mae”. She was a good person who loved her family dearly. She always had a smile on her face and a warm welcome, whether I saw her at one of the schools, at the camp in Spring Run or at Mary Dell, or visiting at your house. She did a lot of good in her life and made her mark on the world. She will be missed.
Ruthie Sorg

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